Dehydrating Zoodles and Squashetti

We love our pasta around here, especially if it’s whole-grain and homemade. However, as a diabetic, I prefer a lower carb pasta, but one that must be as comforting, tasty, satisfying and as filling as grain-based pasta. For more than a decade, I’ve been making “noodles” from vegetables, especially zucchini and yellow squash, although other […]

Review: Let’s Do Organic sugar cones

We love ice cream cones, but they must be sugar cones to be acceptable for our crew. Over the years I have made my own organic ice cream in several ways (ice cream maker, VitaMix, frozen pops), but because our daughter is dairy-free, we needed to find a sorbet we liked. I developed a recipe […]

Baked Scrambled Eggs in Hash Brown Nests

We love hash browns (homemade of course) and we love eggs. We love breakfast food. We love breakfast food for supper, for lunch,  for brunch… you get the idea. We also love foods that are easy to eat on the go. This recipe works on all counts. In addition, this is a BIG batch recipe […]

Making Homemade Corn and Wheat Tortillas

This recipe is from my first cookbook, “Wrapping It Up! Making Sensational, All-Occasion Wrappers and Fabulous Family Meals“, I think you’ll love this easy, tasty recipe. For my family, we quadruple the recipe, make taco shells and tortilla chips and freeze the extras. I posted this recipe and technique over at Baking Whole Grains, please come […]

Award-Winning 100% Whole Wheat Bread (2-loaf)

Award-Winning Bread (2-loaf) for Kitchen Aid or hand method  Vickilynn Haycraft  2 cups water (110 degrees) 1 Tablespoon SAF instant yeast 1 Tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar (optional) 5-6 cups whole wheat flour, freshly-ground, divided 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon sea salt Place warm water, yeast, […]

Book Review: Real Food Storage

KerryAnn Foster of Cooking Traditional Foods, has experienced first hand the pros and cons of having to feed her family totally from a food storage while not sacrificing the types of food her family prefers or requires (due to allergies). During Kerry’s husband’s 11-month period of unemployment, the Foster family was able to place their […]

Simple Delicious Pizza Sauce

This recipe was given to me by my friend Trish Figgers, mom of 9 and frugal homemaker. I added more water and some optional ingredients, but this is our go-to and favorite pizza sauce. Everyone loves it! You can find Trish’s original pizza sauce recipe and several of her other frugal recipes here.     […]

CornDog Casserole

Make a pan of cornbread (recipe following) and pour it into pan. Cut organic all-chicken or all-beef hot dogs in half lengthwise and “bury” in the cornbread batter. Bake as usual. Cut pieces so that each piece has a hot dog in it. Serve with lots of ketchup rather than butter or honey! OPTION: Add […]

Luscious Homemade Almond-Chia Milk recipe

Luscious, thick, smooth homemade non-dairy almond milk that is health-supporting AND frugal, has no waste and is easy on the calorie-budget as  well?! Sounds too good to be true? Follow me and I’ll show you.  If you wish to use this delicious non-dairy “milk” for chia pudding, simply leave out the added chia from the […]

New WonderMill Grain Mill Review

Please come and check out the newest review, the updated version of the WonderMill!